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Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia

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Average Price $52 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Riesling

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.

For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more

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  • Clare Valley wine region

    Clare Valley is the northernmost wine region within the Mount Lofty Ranges zone of South Australia, located 81 miles (130km) north of the state capital, Adelaide. It is one of the most picturesque wine regions of Australia, with a tradition in winemaking going back to the early 19th century when the first vines were planted. The modern-day Clare Valley is home to a group of quality-conscious, often boutique, wineries with their own cellar doors – each offering a range of house and regional specialties to the large numbers of tourists who visit the area. One of the highlights of the region's tourism is a Riesling Trail, connecting Clare Valley's wineries.

    The region's location in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges, with variable ... more

  • Mount Lofty Ranges wine region

    The Mount Lofty Ranges is a wine zone in South Australia encompassing the wine regions of Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and ... more

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